Open Forum – Tuesday

16 April 2019

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  1. lurcher1948

     /  April 16, 2019

    TV [deleted] was trained at the same school of stupidity as Duncan Garner.The trendy hairy interviewer has an annoying monotone voice who overtalks AGAIN as the PM stated at the end of [deleted] interview

    [Less of the descriptive terms for people please – PG]

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  2. lurcher1948

     /  April 16, 2019

    Bruce Russell a rightwinger radio talkback host called our PM Jacinda Ardern “a young unmarried PM with a baby” and some host on TV said “Clarke the PMs boyfriend”.I think the right need to move into the real world.Jacinda Ardern is a 38 yo female in a defacto partnership with Clarke,with a young child and I would say they have a stable relationship.So could the bitter righties start say(Jacinda and her partner Clarke)

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    • duperez

       /  April 16, 2019

      Russell is factually correct to say the PM is “a young unmarried PM with a baby.” His intent on on saying it is open to judgement and opinion.

      Given he is a broadcaster and newsreader on a platform we keep hearing is important for bringing us the real stories (hearing them saying that), it is reasonable for judgements also to be made about his status.

      Is my making a judgement that he shows by his attitude that he is a low level, low quality broadcaster fair? Or because of his record of performance over time with such as mentioned on here, deem that assessment as simply factually correct?

      I’ve heard enough from him over a period to conclude that to me it’s factually correct to say he’s shown all the signs of being a mental midget.

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    • Blazer

       /  April 16, 2019

      you must be seriously thinking of leaving and heading for the land of the free and the home of the …brave..Al.

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    • David

       /  April 16, 2019

      The coppers are over reacting again which should be a warning to the politicians because as has been seen in the UK this just becomes a way for what are basically authoritarians, albeit in uniform, to tell you what you can and cant say based off their moral compass or what community group they are panicking about.
      I would like to know how many people in NZ were arrested and locked up for watching ISIS videos, none I would bet you. I would like to know if the Imam in Mt Roskill is about to be charged with hate speech after blaming the Jews for the Mosque attack.
      You see its just a little to selective.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  April 16, 2019

        We won’t know until full details are released but it’s concerning that the prosecutors are demanding secrecy to prevent the public supporting the accused.

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  3. Corky

     /  April 16, 2019

    I no don’t have raised a few chuckles with my claims we are heading towards a police state.
    Well, chuckle on this. It raises a question..who watches top police brass whom I assume would have unrestricted access to this data base? And what if a high ranking politician approaches police brass for information? There has already been 33 breaches by police staff.

    Of course it’s a great resource should political instability surface in Aotearoa. Just what a feral a political party, or aspiring dictator would want.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12222308

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    • Corky

       /  April 16, 2019

      *doubt*

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  April 16, 2019

        There are people here who have lived in real police states. Talk to one and see if they think that NZ is one or remotely like one.

        Having a police force and police records does not make a country a police state.

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  4. NOEL

     /  April 16, 2019

    “Anyone can ask police to supply the alerts against their name as per Principle 6 of the Privacy Act. You will require two forms of ID and can make the request online or in person at a police station.:

    There yah go if its not warranted you can have it corrected.

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    • Corky

       /  April 16, 2019

      You have to accept the police’s word that is the case. Just like you have to accept they have destroyed DNA samples if you are found not guilty of a crime. And just like you have to accept the new multi number plate reading vehicles will only target criminals and not record Joe Public’s details.

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  5. Corky

     /  April 16, 2019

    Pauline Hanson is told her anti Muslim rhetoric eggs on white supremacists, who according to the interviewer, commit most of the terrorist attacks around the world.

    Incidentally One Nation is tanking in the polls.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2019/03/do-you-feel-complicit-pauline-hanson-s-explosive-christchurch-attack-interview.html

    https://eveningreport.nz/2019/04/15/poll-wrap-labor-maintains-its-lead-in-newspoll-while-one-nation-drops-nsw-upper-house-finalised-115426/

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  6. Conspiratoor

     /  April 16, 2019

    Joe’s been AWOL lately. Cant say i blame her. Her good friend Donald might just have clinched a deal on a second term…

    “Trump really is an epic troll, I’m not sure there is anyone out there in politics that does it better. He is master at showing the liberal muppets up as the disingenuous flakes that they really are and calling them out on their ridiculous virtue signalling.

    It’s a beautiful sight, having the left “over a barrel”. I only wish it would happen more often. We’ll hear the coughing and spluttering from down here. Just wait until they have to evict Americans from their homes to accommodate this influx. They’re already paying the tuition fees for immigrants ahead of American children, so nothing would surprise me. The left do not care about their own people, that concept has gone right out the window. Under globalism, charity does not begin at home, quite the opposite. Don’t worry, the penny is starting to drop here in the West as to where the left’s loyalties lie”

    https://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2019/04/trump-trolls-sanctuary-cities-and-libs-heads-explode/

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  7. Corky

     /  April 16, 2019

    You just can’t win with liberal muppets. Will the author grovel.,.or will he say fug off?

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=12222653

    Here’s another muppet. These people just don’t get it. It’s one of my pet hates at cafes…having to listen to some brat have a tantrum while mum and dad are on their phones.

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/napier-woman-felt-like-bad-mother-after-expulsion-family-caf-due-daughters-tantrum

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